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When Is Multitasking Harmful?

When Is Multitasking Harmful? | Small Business Services | Scoop.it
Oftentimes multitasking doesn’t actually accomplish more than one task, though - it prevents you from doing any of those tasks well or to completion.
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What Is the Purpose of Baby Teeth? - Dental Associates of West Michigan

You probably remember losing at least some of your baby teeth. Maybe you remember the feeling of wiggling one loose and the excitement of leaving it under your pillow for the Tooth Fairy to find? Have you ever wondered why we have baby teeth, though? It’s often painful when they break through the gums, and we lose all of them by the time we’re adults, so what is their purpose? Baby teeth, otherwise known as primary or deciduous teeth, have a number of functions, so let’s go through them. They: Give the face its natural shape and appearance. There is
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The Power of Gratitude - Kamps Pallets

I know Thanksgiving is now over, but the power of thankfulness and its potential to drastically change your day-to-day life is still in full effect! Check out this article from Kevin Eikenberry on the power of gratitude and the way … Continue reading →
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Getting a New Carpet for Christmas? Here's What To Do with the Old One. - Bond Products Inc

Getting a New Carpet for Christmas? Here's What To Do with the Old One. - Bond Products Inc | Small Business Services | Scoop.it
The holiday season is upon us, and for most families that means some change ups around the house. Some people go all out for Christmas and switch out their decor completely, while others like to put up a tree and focus on a pretty accent piece like a holiday themed area rug. Have you browsed holiday rugs? There’s quite a selection to choose from. A new area rug is also an excellent gift idea for someone with either bare floors or an appreciation for fine craftsmanship. One question that this all raises, however, is: What do you do with your old rug when you’ve replaced it with a new one? The two most common solutions would be to either donate it to charity or a friend or throw it away. There are other ideas, though. Let’s go through a few of them. Hang an antique rug on the wall. People from many other cultures hang rugs as decorations, not just because they are beautiful, but because they offer further insulation against cold or heat. A smaller area rug hung on the wall can be just as much of a conversation piece as a painting or other original piece of art because fiber art is fine and intricate. Use the rug as a canvas. Do you have creative impulses? Here’s a new opportunity. You can paint a rug, stencil it, attach glitter or beads to it, or cut patterns into it to add interest. Damaged larger rugs can be cut down to make smaller rugs, welcome mats, or even floor mats for the car. If the alternative is throwing it away, you’re not taking a risk by experimenting on it first. Your kids may need to be entertained during the holiday break from school, and they might love the chance to deconstruct a rug and make it into something else. Keep your old rug in your trunk. It’s a real hassle to clean out a car’s trunk. There are all kinds of little crevices that dirt and small objects get trapped in. Putting an old rug inside the trunk interior will help to keep it cleaner. It’s useful in other ways too. That rug can be taken out and used to make the ground more comfortable and pleasant – like when you go for a picnic or to see the fireworks. A rug offers better protection from the damp or cold than a blanket. These are just a handful ideas for what you might do with an old rug, but there are many more online. If you do get a new rug this Christmas, think twice before you throw out the old one. It may have possibilities you never considered!
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Drinking and Plastic Surgery - a Bad Mix

Drinking and Plastic Surgery - a Bad Mix | Small Business Services | Scoop.it
It's important to avoid alcohol before and after a surgical procedure. Why? It’s because alcohol will impede healing, and that means both more swelling and discomfort.
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The Most Collectible Lincoln Wheat Cents

The Most Collectible Lincoln Wheat Cents | Small Business Services | Scoop.it
the most rare type of Lincoln wheat cent - the 1943-S - sold for $1 million dollars in 2012.
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What Is Gynecomastia Surgery?

What Is Gynecomastia Surgery? | Small Business Services | Scoop.it
A procedure to address either enlarged breast tissue or protruding nipples known as gynecomastia is now the third most popular in the United States. This procedure, called reduction mammoplasty, involves the removal of excess fat and glandular tissue and can be performed safely on otherwise healthy men of all ages.
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Are You Grinding Your Teeth at Night? - Dental Associates of West Michigan

Have you ever wondered if you grind your teeth? Most people grind their teeth at one time or another. Dental hygienists deal wit the aftereffects of teeth grinding, medically referred to as bruxism, all the time.
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Most Common Loading Dock Accidents - Beuschel Sales, Inc.

Most Common Loading Dock Accidents - Beuschel Sales, Inc. | Small Business Services | Scoop.it
Beuschel Sales product line is designed to make your loading dock and warehouse safer and more efficient. Have you ever wondered what kinds of loading dock accidents workers are most at risk for and which injuries are most common? If you don’t know, can you take the correct precautions prevent and minimize accidents in your …
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Knowing Your Workers: the Baby Boomers - Automotive Management Network

Knowing Your Workers: the Baby Boomers - Automotive Management Network | Small Business Services | Scoop.it
Certain characteristics affect the way Boomers approach their jobs, management, and their coworkers, so it’s important to understand how ingrained and important they are to this generation.
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More Trends in Plastic Surgery

More Trends in Plastic Surgery | Small Business Services | Scoop.it
According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), 2015 was another big year for plastic surgery and all cosmetic procedures, with Americans spending more than $13.5 billion dollars on aesthetic improvements. The trend over time for both surgical and non-surgical procedures is up.
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Signs Your Website is Outdated

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How can you tell when an updated website is no longer a wish-list item, but a necessary one?
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Why Your Shop Should Implement a Cell Phone Policy - Automotive Management Network

Why Your Shop Should Implement a Cell Phone Policy - Automotive Management Network | Small Business Services | Scoop.it
One of the issues that can easily create tension in an auto repair shop is that of cell phones and other electronic devices. How does you handle the “cell phone problem?”
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What Is Due Diligence? - Calder Capital, LLC

What Is Due Diligence? - Calder Capital, LLC | Small Business Services | Scoop.it
Business owners who have been running their companies, managing their employees, and setting and achieving goals for years often find the process of selling their business daunting. In fact, many small business owners try to sell their businesses themselves first and fail. There are a number of reasons for this, but one of them is …
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The Importance of Loading Dock Layout - Beuschel Sales, Inc.

The Importance of Loading Dock Layout - Beuschel Sales, Inc. | Small Business Services | Scoop.it
A loading dock is a necessity for nearly any kind of business or warehouse that ships or receives goods, although many people are unaware of its design and function. We at Beuschel Sales get a lot of questions from our customers about what the best kind of dock layout is in order to maximize efficiency …
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The Different Types of Proactive Chat

The Different Types of Proactive Chat | Small Business Services | Scoop.it
Does proactive chat work, and is it worth adding to your website?
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Knowing Your Workers: Baby Boomer/Generation X Worker Dynamics - Automotive Management Network

Knowing Your Workers: Baby Boomer/Generation X Worker Dynamics - Automotive Management Network | Small Business Services | Scoop.it
Since most manager/employee conflicts center around expectations of work performance, scheduling, creating rewards, and styles of communication, it’s easy to see that understanding what will make workers in the Baby Boomer and Generation X generations work harder or more efficiently is essential to good management.
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Happy Thanksgiving from Bond Products - Bond Products Inc

Happy Thanksgiving from Bond Products - Bond Products Inc | Small Business Services | Scoop.it
2016 has been a year of big events and large changes, and many people have been heard to say that it cannot be over fast enough. Between the deaths of beloved celebrities and musicians, earthquakes, hurricanes, terrorist bombings and shootings, the Zika virus, and our extended, divisive election cycle, the year has sometimes seemed very long and exhausting. It can be difficult to see the good happening around us and remember to be thankful for it. Fortunately, that is what Thanksgiving is for. If we look back at history, it helps to put things in perspective. For instance, the Pilgrim settlers who feasted with the Wampanoag Indians at the First Thanksgiving in Plymouth would have been happy to change places with nearly any American living today. They celebrated having enough to eat in 1621 after a year of hunger and death. In fact, they barely made it through their first winter in North America. Half of them did not. Because they set foot on land too late in 1620 to either farm or forage much and far north of Virginia where they had planned to settle, their food stores had dwindled. The captain of the Mayflower wanted to abandon them to their harsh surroundings without shelter, but they persuaded him to stay and managed to built one common building for the men to live in. That burned down in January of 1621, and everyone was forced to stay on the ship until spring. Soon after that a “General Sickness” brought them low. Twenty-five crew members died, and of the 102 original Pilgrims, only 51 survived that first year. The climate in Massachusetts was much colder and harsher than the one the Pilgrims were used to, they didn’t know the land, the plants, or the weather, and they had no established relationships with the native people. They had to build a new community from nothing and rule and defend it from both external and internal challenges. Yet these people continued to live, work, pray, and celebrate together with their new neighbors, and their descendants forged a crucial part of American history. While we as Americans have challenges and burdens to bear in our everyday lives, we are lucky and blessed to live in communities with resources and protections. People are free to live, work, and worship as they desire, and they do. We at Bond Products are proud of our family’s history in this country and the years we have done business in the city of Philadelphia. We are thankful for our customers, our workers, and our opportunities. We hope you will have a very Happy Thanksgiving and remember that gratitude is a gift we can give ourselves every day of the year.
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Happy Thanksgiving from Kamps - Kamps Pallets

A special greeting this Thanksgiving to express to you our sincere appreciation for your great confidence and loyalty.  We are deeply thankful and extend to you our best wishes for a happy and healthy holiday season.  
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Knowing Your Workers: Generation X - Automotive Management Network

Knowing Your Workers: Generation X - Automotive Management Network | Small Business Services | Scoop.it
The oldest members of the generation that follows the Baby Boomers are now in their fifties, which means Generation X makes up your seasoned workers and your current or upcoming managers.
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The Importance of a Professional Attitude - Kamps Pallets

The professional skills, abilities, and experience of an individual are all critical components of achieving success – however, the attitude of an individual is just as important as all of these other attributes. The ability to execute can be helped … Continue reading →
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Avoid Slip-and-Fall Accidents with Your Rugs - Bond Products Inc

Avoid Slip-and-Fall Accidents with Your Rugs - Bond Products Inc | Small Business Services | Scoop.it
How dangerous are slip-and-fall accidents? It depends. Small children fall all of the time, get back up, and keep on trucking, but one spill can do a great deal of damage to the wrong person, particularly people over the age of 65. The National Institutes of Health conducted an analysis of injuries treated in emergency rooms from 2001-2008 in order to track slip-and-fall injuries, where they occur, and the pain and decreased mobility that resulted. Here is what they found: Every year within this time period American emergency rooms treated approximately 38,000 adults ages 65 and older for injuries sustained with carpets and rugs. In the majority of cases (72.8%) these injuries occurred at home. Women were much more likely to be treated than men. The most common site in the home for falls was the bathroom (35.7%). Typically people fell when they were passing over spots where carpets met rugs or rugs met flooring, where there were wet spots on rugs or flooring, or while they were hurrying to the bathroom. Other problems associated with injuries included rugs or carpets with curled edges or fold, but loose area rugs were a bigger problem than carpets. The most reported injuries were in people ages 75-84, and the injuries were most commonly to the head or neck. While older people often worry about falls because they so often result in fractures or breaks, they worry especially about hip fractures because they lead to complications and lesser mobility. Not only is a hip fracture painful, one in five people who suffer one will die within a year of their injury. Even following a successful recovery after a fall, older people will go out less and take fewer chances out of lingering fear. Previously we talked about things you should do to keep your rugs from slipping and creating hazards in your home. Using products like RugLock, non-slip rug pads, or rubber backings will help to keep your rugs in place and therefore create less of a hazard in your home. If you haven’t secured the rugs in your home, now would be a good time to tackle that job – before winter presents us with even more slip and fall opportunities. Consider safety proofing the rugs in the homes or apartments of your older relatives or friends as well. A small investment in safety could mean years more of health and independent living for your loved ones and priceless peace of mind. Call us at Bond Products if you need help or advice about the products necessary to make the rugs and carpets in your home safer to traverse.
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The Story of the 1909 Lincoln Wheat Cent

The Story of the 1909 Lincoln Wheat Cent | Small Business Services | Scoop.it
Many Lincoln cent pieces are quite valuable now, but the 1909 coin was the one that originated this popular and enduring coin.
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Reasons that Businesses Are Not Sold - Calder Capital, LLC

Reasons that Businesses Are Not Sold - Calder Capital, LLC | Small Business Services | Scoop.it
We’ve discussed previously why business owners have less success selling their businesses themselves, but even with proper positioning and marketing some businesses will never sell. There are a number of reasons for those failures, and here we will discuss five. The Unicorn Hunter Generally, most quality business intermediaries help prospective clients to understand how buyers …
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No Advantage to Using Anatomical Implants in Breast Augmentation

No Advantage to Using Anatomical Implants in Breast Augmentation | Small Business Services | Scoop.it
There’s no advantage to using anatomical implants in breast augmentation given their considerable disadvantages compared with round implants.
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